CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – April 13, 2021 to April 20, 2021

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COVID vaccination info: links at the bottom. 

From CNY Solidarity Coalition:

Next Meeting: Sunday, April 25, 2021, 3-4 PM. Agenda: Committee Meetings.  Zoom Link to come

Upcoming Meetings: 5/9, 5/23. 6/6, 6/20. Committee meetings will take place, after announcements, at our second meeting each month: 4/25, 5/23, 6/20 

Invest in Our New York

Update: We won! $4.3 billion in new progressive tax revenue, while not enough, is a huge victory. By raising essential revenue from the wealthiest New Yorkers to support low-income, immigrant and Black and brown communities, we are starting to build a state where all of us can afford to live. Read the IONY coalition’s statement, as final budget agreements were reached. Of course, there is still work to be done. This budget provides no meaningful relief to the over 92,000 New Yorkers sleeping in shelters and streets across the state, nor did it make critical investments to reverse historically high overdose deaths that continue to grow. The budget does not guarantee the state can continue to fund schools, healthcare, and housing for the long-term. Locally, the next IONY Planning Team Meeting is April 25, at the CNY Solidarity Zoom Meeting at 3pm. Contact Peter (pmccar1100@gmail.com) or Keller (Keller.shelton@gmail.com) Agenda: What next? The long term struggle to enact fair taxes in New York. SPC is a supporting organization.

To Learn more:

o    https://www.cnysolidarity.org/2021/02/02/invest-in-our-new-york/

o    http://investinourny.org (scroll down past the petition to the slideshow, or keep going to the Act Summary)

Articles of the Week:

Biden’s first budget proposal, explained in 600 words Read it on Vox

Biden’s first budget proposal amounts to an embrace of bigger government.

War and Global Warming: We Can’t Save the Planet Without Taking on the Pentagon. View the webinar recording from the Beyond War and Militarism Committee’s recent webinar.

Environmentalist/peace activist Pat Hynes spoke eloquently about the intricate connections between militarism, oil and climate change, and the apocalyptic role the Pentagon is taking in climate crises worldwide at a recent event organized by Beyond War and Militarism Committee of SPC and the CNY Solidarity Coalition.

“Activists don’t just want justice for Judson Albahm’s killing. They want change” by Maggie Hicks in the Daily Orange summarizes the recent police killing of 17-year-old Judson Albahm, who was experiencing a mental health crisis, and discusses alternatives to a police response. Of particular note is a graph showing the percentage of Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies certified as crisis intervention officers. It is 12%.

“Syracuse, on White House radar, should oppose highway designation for I-81 teardown” by Robert Steuteville is subtitled, “The replacement for Interstate 81 in the heart of Syracuse should be designed and built on the scale of a city street, giving the city an economic shot in the arm.” Published by The Congress for New Urbanism, a long supporter of removing the viaduct through Syracuse, the article gives some background and recommendations, and offers  a warning. “In order to accomplish the goal of reconnecting neighborhoods, a critical decision must be made. That choice isto not designate the replacement road as a ‘Business Loop, Qualifying Highway.’ … it sounds innocent enough. The key words, however, are ‘qualifying highway.’ That designation would drive design choices that will turn the Community Grid into a surface highway through downtown, which is what the renderings from the draft Environmental Impact Statement show.” 

EVENTS/ACTIONS CALENDAR

The Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice is accepting applications for their Board of Directors.  The Center is a non-profit organization that houses Syracuse Peace Council, Workers Center of CNY, Public Citizen, Black Lives Matter, AGREE, Unchained, and NY Immigration Coalition.  We also offer low cost meeting spaces for progressive organizations.  We are a fully volunteer board seeking to expand our skill base.  Applications can be found on our website at syracusecenter.org

April Events from our friends at Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE) and HeatSmart

We’re busy planning a whole series of informative online events, and sharing a few others that have caught our eye.  Learn the basics, talk to people who have already taken steps to improve their homes with better insulation and heat pumps, and think big -heat pumps are the future for schools and large buildings too!  These are just a few… visit our website for more events coming up in April.

Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network (SIRDN) Meeting

Tuesday 4/13, 5:30-7:30 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/157067936310068/

All are welcome. Spanish-English translation is provided

SIRDN works for immigration justice in Central New York and beyond through organizing, advocacy, and solidarity support for directly affected individuals and their families.  Contact sirdn315@gmail.com for Zoom info.. 

The Movement Will Not Be Censored

Wednesday, April 14, – join us for a powerhouse event on Palestine advocacy and how to push back against attacks on the movement. Link for Info
The panel will feature Sumaya Awad of Adalah Justice Project, Beth Miller of Jewish Voice for Peace Action, and Palestine Legal client and Florida State University student Ahmad Daraldik. Senior staff attorney Meera Shah will be moderating.

The Public Health Case for a 100% Renewable New York 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 At 7 PM EDT

Join us for the third forum in our 4 part series on the transition to 100% renewables in New York.

Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Dr. Tommy Rock and Dr. Patricia DeMarco, esteemed scientists and experts on health, energy and the environment will discuss the health impacts of fracked gas, uranium mining and nuclear power and why a swift transition to 100% renewable energy is the way forward for better public health.

Register Here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uaayF2ihQde0MJT_34_uEw

Thursday Morning Roundtable And Focus Forum on K-12 Education

Thursday, April 15, 2021-  8:00 a.m.

Register Here

Syracuse City Schools Superintendent Jaime Alicea will speak about his work with the school district and how it has adapted to meet public health guidelines. Attend Syracuse University’s Thursday Morning Roundtable/FOCUS Forum virtually Thursday, April 15.

For more about the Forums and FOCUS go to www.focussyracuse.org/focus-forums  

Join BWaM’s Tax Day “Burma Shave” Event and later watch a webinar

Thursday, April 15 at 4:30pm. Meet outside the Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice (2013 E. Genesee St., Syracuse)Yes, we know that’s not the day federal income taxes are due this year, but the Beyond War and Militarism Committee is marking the traditional day with a small street demonstration with signs stating what the feds should spend money on instead of war and ever increasing militarization. (And yes, “Burma shave” is a dated reference but it happens to describe our use of signage perfectly. These were typically six roadside signs one after the other that told a story, and were created by the Burma Shave Company). Email carol at carol@peacecouncil.net for more info.

Webinar for later that evening: A Tax Day Like No Other: Pressing for our budget priorities amid pandemic, economic and climate crises and new Cold Wars.” Thursday, April 15 at 7pm. Register here.Organized by Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security and others. The webinar focuses on the need to reduce military spending and tax the wealthy to finance infrastructure, climate, and other essential human needs. 

Parole Justice Town Hall

April 15th at 6pm. RSVP on Zoom here: bit.ly/syracuse-parole-justice

Join Center for Community Alternatives, ACTS and NAN. Hear from formerly incarcerated people and families about the urgent need for parole justice in New York State. Together, we can end mass incarceration and bring our elders and loved ones home.  

Electrify Your Ride: Electric Vehicles & Bikes

Thursday April 15 At 7 PM EDT

Go To Link

Event by Sustainable Manlius

Online: zoom.us

Sustainable Manlius is hosting an Electric Vehicle Webinar. Join us to learn more about electric vehicles and the many benefits of owning and driving them. Electric vehicle owners will be online to talk about their ownership experiences and answer your questions.

Statewide Accountability Town-hall from Alliance for Quality Education

April 15th, 4 PM – 6PM Registration

New York State schools will receive $12 billion is federal and state aid this year. How should school districts across the state spend these funds? Join us on April 15th for a statewide town hall, where parents, educators, students, and community members will come together for an in-depth 2021 budget analysis and to discuss ways that we can ensure our district leaders invest this influx of resources into the areas our communities need and desire.  
Zoom link will be shared after registration!

2021 Justice For Women Lecture: “The Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Women Around the World” 

Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12 pm EDT – 1:30 pm EDT

Event by University of Maine School of Law

Register Here

Join us for the 10th annual Justice For Women Lecture. We are excited to present an amazing lineup of activists from around the world for an engaging discussion on the impact of climate change on indigenous women. The event will kick off with a special message from U.S. Representative Deb Haaland and a reading by Joan Naviyuk Kane, Inupiaq writer, Harvard, Scripps & Tufts faculty. The panel discussion will be moderated by Joaqlin Estus, national correspondent for the Alaska bureau of Indian Country Today. Featured panelists include:

*Galina Angarova- Executive Director at Cultural Survival
*Sherri Mitchell- Lawyer, Author, and Indigenous Rights Activist
*Sara Olsvig- Ph.D. fellow and former MP of Greenland
*Quannah ChasingHorse- Land Protector and Climate Activist

Learn more about this year’s lecture and panelists here: https://mainelaw.maine.edu/news/2021-jfw/

Policed Bodies: A Community Conversation on Race, Disability, and Justice 

April 16-17, 2021 Schedule and registration: http://ow.ly/za7s50DTtO3The Lender Center for Social Justice  #CDI and School of Education, Syracuse University#PolicedBodies, a two-day conversation on issues of race, disability, and justice in the policing of bodies in communities and schools including a Saturday morning session focused on community engagement and next steps in the Syracuse area and beyond.

“Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights”

April 16, 2021 | 4 PM EST

Gretchen Sorin, Distinguished Professor at SUNY Oneonta

Ms. Sorin will discuss her new book, “Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights.”  The book was also the basis of a major PBS documentary, uncovering the history of how the automobile profoundly changed African American life.

Campbell Institute, Maxwell School, Syracuse University

https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/stateofdemocracy/

FOCUS Forum on Higher Education in a Time of COVID

Friday, April 16, 2021 – 12:05 p.m. Register

LeMoyne College President Linda LeMura and Syracuse University Chancellor and President Kent Syverud discuss the challenges and opportunities for higher education in a post-pandemic world. Join in the free FOCUS Forum.

17th Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century

April 16, 2021 – 8:00am – 1:00pm REGISTER or for information: Www.energy21symposium.org

*Zero Emission Transportation*

*State, National & Global Initiatives*

*Environmental Equity in Transportation*

Speakers include:

Daniel Sperling, Ph.D.: National Center For Sustainable Transportation, UC Davis California Initiatives As A Model; Zev Mandate

Matteo Muratori, Ph.D; NREL, Usdoe: Electric Vehicles In The U.S. – Present And Future

Adam Rude; NYSERDA: NYS Collaboration Public/Private; Transportation

Joshua Sperling, Ph.D; NREL: Environmental Justice & Sustainable Urban Living

Tara Kapila; National Grid: The Grid’s Role In Ev’s And Renewables In Grid

Jared Snyder, Dec:  CLCPA; Clean Transportation Policy Initiatives

Update on Federal Initiatives

2021 Summit: Breaking the Glass Ceiling & Building a More Inclusive Future

Saturday April 17 At 11 AM Edt – 3 PM EDT

Event by Girl Up Upstate New York

Register with the link: https://fundraise.unfoundation.org/…/breaking…/e332396

The Girl Up Upstate New York Coalition is hosting their 2021 Summit: Breaking the Glass Ceiling & Building a More Inclusive Future. Throughout this virtual year, the Coalition has been hosting Speaker Series events to highlight women doing important work in various career fields. This Summit will be a cumulative event to celebrate the work of local women as members of an international community fighting for gender equality and equity.

The Summit will be split into different sessions to keep participants engaged including keynote speaker presentations, panel events, interactive workshops, Girl Up Q&A’s & trivia games! The event is open to folks of all genders and all ages & is run by young girl leaders. Please note that there will be a few sessions—including hangout sessions to talk about all things organizing within Girl Up—during the Summit where only young people (middle school through college aged) are invited to attend.

Stay tuned on our Instagram (@girlupstateny) to be the first to know about speaker announcements and other special Summit-related updates. 

Questions? Contact our Director of Fundraising, Amina Salahou, at Upstatenygirlup@gmail.com See Less

Religious Leaders Support Transition Off of Fossil Fuels – Press Conference via Zoom
April 19, Monday – 2 PM    Please register

Religious leaders representing over 400,000 people of faith across upper NY state signed on to a statement calling for a transition away from fossil fuels. Leaders of many faiths: Christian, Jewish, Muslim …  including Native American leaders agree we need to start action now to  fend off the worst impacts of the climate crisis.
This Earth Day the planet has warmed about 1.1. degree C (2 deg F) compared to pre-industrial times.  Unless we take significant steps to reduce carbon emissions Earth will warm by 1.5 deg C this decade.
‘We hope this statement will spark a community wide discussion across political parties on the steps we need to take to ensure that future generations will have a world they can thrive in,” says Peter Wirth, CCAA  
The NYS Climate Leadership Community Protection Act passed in 2020 mandates a 40% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 .  We need to start planning on the local level how we will reduce our carbon emissions in order to help the state meet its goal.

Speakers:
Episcopal Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe 

Oren Lyons – an internationally known Indigenous, human rights and climate change activist    
Professor Robert Howarth – climate scientist, Cornell University 

ACTS 2021 Spring Virtual Event Series

04/19/2021 06:30 PM – 07:40 PM ET

Link to Event

We are excited to announce ACTS 2021 Spring Virtual Event Series “Seize The New Day for Social Justice”

Register: bit.ly/APRILACTS  or contact us at officemanager.acts@gmail.com

PROGRAM

  • Guest Speaker:  Rev. Kevin Agee,  Presiding Elder at Philadelphia District and at Washington-Virginia District, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church; former pastor at Hopps Memorial CME Church, and past president of ACTS
  • Gospel Music: New Life Temple of Praise group, directed by Brian Moore
  • Presentation of The Rev. Dr. Nebraski Carter Clergy Leadership Award to Bishop Colette Carter-Mathews, Zion Hill World Harvest Baptist Church and past co-chair, ACTS Clergy Caucus
  • ACTS Program Report on the De-Incarceration Project: DeWayne Comer, Community Organizer

Zoom link to the event will be sent within 24 hours of the event

Homeownership Pop-Up: Your Path

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 At 7 PM EDT

Event by Cooperative Federal

Online: eventbrite.com

How ready are you to buy a home? Find out where you are on the path to homeownership, and how you can take the next (or the first!) steps. Cooperative Federal is a HUD Housing Counseling Affiliate and an Equal Housing Lender. As a non-profit, community development credit union, we are dedicated to homeownership opportunity and justice in Syracuse communities.

World on Fire! Earth Day Event at Hancock Air Base

Thursday, April 22 – 10:15am, meet at May Memorial (3800 E. Genesee St., Syracuse) to caravan to the base together OR just meet at the Base at 11am. Share the facebook event. The event is sponsored by Upstate Drone Action and supported by SPC’s Beyond Militarism Committee. 

Our action, World on Fire!, cries out that the U.S. military is wounding our climate 24/7 and if we want our children to have a livable future, this must be stopped. Drone warfare is one component of the vast military mega machine which consumes fossil fuels relentlessly. The U.S. military is the single biggest institutionalized emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, more than most nation-states. What we stand for is what we stand on, our lovely planet Earth.

Agriculture at Ganondagan: Virtual Field Trip

Saturday, April 24, 2021 At 11 AM EDT – 12 PM EDT

Info Here

Event by Erie Canal Museum

Join us for a virtual field trip on Ganondagan State Historic Site’s agriculture, featuring Peter Jemison, Seneca artist, educator, advocate, and Historic Site Manager of Ganondagan State Historic Site. The field trip will consist of a discussion of the historic locations of the farming and food storage at the site, women’s role in Haudenosaunee agriculture and a visit to the Iroquois White Corn Project, with further discussion of their mission and role in agriculture today. This field trip is in partnership with the Skä·noñh-Great Law of Peace Center as part of our series looking at the impact of the Erie Canal on the Haudenosaunee as well as Haudenosaunee foodways in general, as part of our larger Erie Eats Foodways Project. Admission is $5 for the general public and free for members of either the Erie Canal Museum or the Onondaga Historical Association. Museum members, please email outreach@eriecanalmuseum.org to receive your discount. When you preregister for this special lecture through the Shop page of our website, you’ll receive an email providing access to this secure event. You can register here: https://eriecanalmuseum.org/…/agriculture-at-ganondagan/

Virtual People’s Hearing on New York State Redistricting

 Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm EDT

Go To Link Event by League Of Women Voters of NYS

Join us for the League of Women Voter’s first ever virtual People’s Hearing on New York State Redistricting! Our virtual hearing will allow New Yorkers from around the state to present testimony on why redistricting matters to them and their community of interest.

Click here to register via Zoom for this event: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_SAAgQj4oSvynFjTLVfx6Hg

The League will be inviting selected applicants to provide oral testimony at our People’s Hearing on April 29th at 6:30 pm. Testifiers will be selected based on their written testimony and the region of the state they represent.

Campaign for Clean Heat Webinar

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 At 7 PM EDT – 8 PM EDT

Go To Link

Event by HeatSmart TompkinsNetwork for a Sustainable Tomorrow and 2 others

Online: us02web.zoom.us

Join Clean Heating and Cooling community teams from across New York and the Renewable Heat Now Campaign to learn about the movement for #BuildingElectrification and how you can be a part of it on a personal level, at the municipal level, and at the state level and federal level. #HeatPumpsNotPipelines 

“Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present”April 30, 2021 – 4 PM EST https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/stateofdemocracy/Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of History & Italian Studies at New York UniversityMs. Ben-Ghiat writes frequently for CNN and other news and analysis sites on fascism, authoritarian leaders, propaganda, and threats to democracy around the world and how to counter them. She will discuss her new book, “Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present,” the first study to place President Donald Trump in the context of a century of authoritarian leaders that use a playbook of corruption, violence, propaganda, and machismo to stay in power.

DEADLOCKED AND LOADED: Disarming America Curated by Karen M. Gutfreund
February 11 to April 18, 2021

ArtRage Gallery – https://artragegallery.org   Make your reservation for in-person gallery viewing HERE!

The need to address gun violence is more urgent than ever and in response, artists from across the United States have used their artistic voices to address issues related to our culture of gun violence particularly how it affects women, children and marginalized peoples.              
Deadlocked and Loaded: Disarming America 
is a “locked and loaded” conversation through art, showcasing art in all media that addresses the culture of violence, systemic racism, police brutality and gun issues in the United States—particularly in how it affects women and children with lasting impacts.

This exhibition is presented in collaboration with Community Folk Art Center and Point of Contact Gallery in Syracuse.  A catalog representing all 36 artists exhibiting in the three galleries can be viewed HERE.

VERY BUSY? BUT WANT TO DO YOUR PART?  JOIN STREET HEAT!

EXPOSE KILLER DRONE TERROR: join our decade-long protests against the  piloting of reaper drones over the Islamic oil lands…across from the main gate of Hancock AFB, 6000 East Molloy Rd  (east of Mattydale)…4:15 to 5 p.m. every Tuesdayfrom April 6 thru the end of October.

STAND WITH  PALESTINE  expose IDF terrorism, Occupation and apartheid in Gaza and West Bank…intersection of Erie Blvd E and E Genesee in De Witt…4:15 to 5 p.m every Friday       

BRING YOUR OWN PEACE AND JUSTICE SIGN*…opposite the Regional Market main entrance On Park ST.. every Saturday 9 to 9:45 a.m. beginning  April 3       *or use one of ours. (Ann or Ed  315 478-4571 home)

*Social distancing***Legal***No meetings, no obligation, no cost***Easy  parking***Rain or shine*

DONATIONS NEEDED:

Using your stimulus or tax return check for good:We have compiled a list of organizations that do important work and are in need of assistance. We will update and reprint this periodically. You can respond to this email with your suggestions. Our emphasis is on local groups providing services and advocacy in our community.

61 Ways to Donate in Support of Asian Communities in New York Magazine Here

“We’ve organized this list based on what each organization does, from assisting businesses impacted by COVID-19 to providing legal aid and education, so if you’d like to jump to a specific type of organization, simply click on the category.”

Workers’ Center of Central New York is a grassroots organization focused upon workplace and economic justice. Through community organizing, leadership development, popular education and policy advocacy, the Workers’ Center of Central New York aims to empower marginalized, low-wage workers to combat workplace abuses and improve wages and working conditions throughout the community. Donate Here

NYIC – The New York Immigration Coalition

Fund the fight to protect and empower immigrant New Yorkers.

NYIC is an umbrella policy & advocacy organization that represents over 200 immigrant and refugee rights groups throughout New York. Donate Here

We work on behalf of New York’s 4.4 million immigrants, one third of whom are on the frontlines of COVID-19 taking care of our loved ones, picking our produce, and sanitizing our essential businesses. 

SIRDN Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network

Donate Here 

Contact us at SIRDN315@gmail.com OR call our warmline 315-552-1670

This fund supports undocumented workers and families who are ineligible or unable to receive governmental relief funds during the COVID-19 pandemic. We allocate the funds in coordination with the Workers Center of Central New York to assist individuals with paying rent, buying food, accessing transportation, and meeting other basic needs. 

Syracuse Peace Council really needs our support now – and many of us are receiving $1,400 checks (or more if we have a partner or children). Many of our neighbors desperately need those funds for food, housing and other basic necessities. Others of us have the capacity to donate some, or all of that money. 

During the Trump era SPC played important support roles:

·       Helping found and provide significant organizational support to the CNY Solidarity Coalition

·       Participating actively in SPAARC (Syracuse Police Accountability and Reform Coalition) and advocating for the demilitarization of the police

·       Working with a broad coalition of local progressive organizations to protect the 2020 election results

·       Supporting Indigenous-led organizing to remove the Columbus statue in downtown Syracuse

And, SPC’s ongoing projects – Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, Beyond War and Militarism,, Nuclear Free World,  and Justice for Palestine – continue their long-term educational and advocacy work.

This work needs our financial support to continue, and ideally to expand. SPC has suffered financially during the pandemic, but has carried on a high level of activity with limited resources.

Donate Online right now, Send a check to:  Syracuse Peace Council, 2013 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210

OR – Become a monthly or quarterly pledger – you can do this online, via check or as a direct transfer from Cooperative Federal Credit Union or another financial institution. For help setting up an ongoingpledge, contact https://peacecouncil.net/contact

Here are some other ways to help local activists by donating directly:

OG’s Against Gun Violence

CuseYouthBLM

Black Lives Matter Syracuse

ReBirth Syr
Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network (SIRDN)
Black Leadership Coalition

Raha Syracuse

Unchained works to decarcerate jails and prisons and improve conditions for those left behind.

Support Black-owned Businesses in Syracuse. Over the summer, Onondaga Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society leadership team conducted academic research to better understand racial inequality in our community. They decided to do something positive and created an easy-to-use directory of 21 Black-owned businesses in Syracuse and CNY.

Friends of Dorothy is an initiative to be supportive of people with AIDS. Since October of 1992 we have offered home-based care to people with AIDS in a variety of ways, including recuperative or hospice care, supportive housing and emergency assistance. Donate:

Food Bank of CNY  Donate or Volunteer

Rise Above the Streets provides support for people who do not have housing.

For monetary donations: Use PayPal weriseabovethestreets@gmail.com 

Cashapp: $Alamin44 #IfWeEatTheyEat

See this article. We will continue to serve our homeless friends and the under represented but volunteering will be by scheduled appointments only. If you would like to volunteer please contact me at 315-491-7164.

OG’s Against Violence

OG’s Against Violence is proud to serve the City of Syracuse  and Central New York to reduce the violence that has afflicted our community through grassroots outreach and a boots on the ground effort to reach out to people and bring positive change. 

Support Organizations during Black Futures Month Donate Here

(This link is from the national Indivisible folks.) 

The impact of Black-led organizations cannot be overstated. If we just look at what they’ve done in the last year, Black activists have been at the front lines of the ongoing struggle for racial and economic equality. All the while, they had the vision to organize, register, and activate voters across the country. The work is only just getting started, which is why these organizations deserve all the support we can give. 

174 Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color

From New York magazine

The 50 Best Charities to Give to Right Now (from Good Housekeeping, Here. NOTE: Charity Watch and Charity Navigator rate organizations on financial health and transparency, not on social justice goals or impact.)

INTERNATIONAL DONATIONS

Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders: https://www.msf.org Doctors Without Borders is expanding our global response to the coronavirus pandemic, providing on-the-ground medical care to the people who need it most— from Italy to Iraq, Spain to Syria. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff – most of them hired locally. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality.

OXFAM We help people build better futures for themselves, hold the powerful accountable, and save lives in disasters.We are working with our partners, government health ministries, and key UN agencies in more than 50 countries to determine how best to respond to the crisis (despite limitations on travel in some areas), especially given our expertise in public health, water, and sanitation. Many of our staff and partners are increasing the delivery of soap, clean water, and sanitation services, including building and upgrading hand-washing facilities with a special focus on people in higher-risk areas and at health facilities. https://www.oxfamamerica.org

Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money. From Vox. Here

These are six of the most high-impact, cost-effective, evidence-based organizations. You may not have heard of them. “Founders Pledge, an organization that guides entrepreneurs committed to donating a portion of their proceeds to effective charities, used these same criteria to assess climate organizations. Its comprehensive report, released in 2018, informed my research and the list below. As in that report, I’ve chosen to look at groups focused on mitigation (tackling the root causes of climate change by reducing emissions) rather than adaptation (decreasing the suffering from the impacts of climate change). Both are important, but the focus of this piece is preventing further catastrophe.”

COVID Vaccination News:

Onondaga County – Sign up Now, scheduling for all over 16

Kinney Drugs: https://kinneydrugs.as.me/schedule.php

NYS: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/?fbclid=IwAR3Rnv3ZA95eGORIEUdcsJ0_nkgbz9BOUMOlEe-dKQPcxjxPcY_G1nQ3lwo

Peter McCarthy
pmccar1100@gmail.com

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